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ERIC Number: ED069209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 16
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"The Ten O'Clock Scholar?" What A Professor Does for His Pay.
Trotter, Bernard; And Others
Many people protest that professors are overpaid for the amount of time that they spend in the actual classroom situation. However, what most people do not realize is that classroom time is not the only time that the professor must devote to his work activities. The typical package of professorial duties would necessarily include: (1) scheduled classes such as lectures, seminars, labs, and tutorials; (2) unscheduled tutorials, review sessions, etc.; (3) individual counselling related to specific courses; (4) graduate student thesis supervision; (5) research; (6) other study and scholarly work; (7) administration in one's own university, including services to students not related to specific courses, departmental administration, faculty administration, and university administration; (8) inter-university administration; and (9) service to the discipline (professional societies, etc.). These combined duties generally add up to 50 work-hours per week for the 9-month period between September and May, which averages out to a 12-month work-week of appreciably more than 40 hours. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.